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Cutera Excel V Aftercare Instructions

Conveniently Located to Serve Bergen County and all of North Jersey

Before Your Treatment

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment
  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment
    • Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk bruising. Consult with your physician
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc.)
  • Notify clinic with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment

After Your Treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage
  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time
  • A “bug bite look” is common and usually resolves in 1-2 days
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days post-treatment
    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc.
  • Notify clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)
  • Leg vein treatments only:
    • Compression stockings (20-30 mm/hg) are optional
    • Avoid high impact activity 3-5 days
    • Hemosiderin staining (brown staining) may occur after a treatment and usually resolves with time (can take 1-2 years) but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent
      • Strict avoidance of sun exposure may decrease risk of permanent hemosiderin staining
    • Large leg veins may take many months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then
  • Consult with clinic about when to resume skin care regime.

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